Quilts & Color in Conversation
March 21-July 15, 2018
Many “traditional” American quilts are ineffably modern insofar as they demonstrate their makers’ sophisticated grasp of the design of color and pattern, and especially of the dynamic between the two. In a series of exhibitions in the IQSCM’s 3rd floor Education Galleries, Lydia Neuman (Head of Exhibitions) and Leah Sorenson-Hayes (Studio Assistant to Michael James) illuminate the mechanics of color, including such phenomena as saturation, proportion, anomaly, transparency, and admixture. They present quilts from the museum’s Education Collection, explanatory panels and archival materials, and small-scale, mixed media studies to create a dialogue between objects that may be separated by centuries or medium, but are underpinned by the same formal concerns.